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Common Myths Series: Our current system works fine

By Simon Austin January 31, 2019

Most fleet-reliant businesses have at least considered the prospect of implementing some form of fleet management system – be it simple GPS tracking or a more comprehensive telematics solution. Many go on to do so, yet others hesitate and ultimately decide against it.

For the companies that choose not to follow up on their interest, the reasons are often the following:

  1. It's not affordable.
  2. I don’t want to be seen to be spying on my staff.
  3. It’s not really necessary. 

The list goes on.

While these common concerns may seem understandable, in truth, very few of them are based on real facts. They are just some of the many common, perpetuated myths about fleet tracking and its worth.

Let's separate the myth from the measurable.

Myth Four: Our current system works fine 

Fleet tracking myths don’t just come from businesses that have decided against installing a GPS solution, they’re prevalent among those that already have one in place too.

Here, however, the argument is not that vehicle tracking is not worthwhile but that it’s already in place and as the saying goes — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The problem with this common objection is that it supposes that because something works, it can’t be improved. If all businesses took this approach, we’d still be listening to cassettes and playing snake on our phones.

Like any technology, telematics systems evolve and improve over time and just because your solution has never caused you any problems, doesn’t mean you’re making the most of what GPS vehicle tracking has to offer. A comprehensive fleet tracking system should allow you to automate key processes such as timesheets and payroll and help to improve the safety, security, productivity and efficiency of your business. If yours doesn’t, then it’s not working as hard as it should.

You can read the rest of our 8 Myths in our eBook here

Simon Austin

Simon is the Associate Director, International Marketing, EMEA & APAC. With over 20 years marketing experience in the IT software and business analytics industry, Simon believes passionately in the power of data and how it can help business realise their full potential faster.

Tags: Routing, Team management, Dispatching & scheduling, Productivity & efficiency

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